Are you looking for some arts, culture, music and family-friendly fun to experience around the Detroit area this weekend? From ways to celebrate Father’s Day to a host of Juneteenth events around the city, a luxury car experience and more, Detroit has a lot to offer this weekend. 

One Detroit contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ shares what you can do around the Detroit area during the June 16 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.” 

List of Upcoming Events:  

  • Kick-off Juneteenth and the 60th anniversary of the Detroit Walk to Freedom by joining New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig’s talk about his book “King: A Life” at the Detroit Historical Society Friday, June 16. 
  • Take in some chamber music during the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival’s presentation of “Shouse: Schumann & Shostakovich” Friday, June 16 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, but the festival continues performances through June 24. 
  • Get ready to drive and/or ride in luxury this weekend at the M1-Concourse for the Xtreme Xperience, a four-day car festival June 15-18 that will allow attendees to test drive Lamborghinis, Porsches and other supercars around the racetrack. 
  • Pair some wine and dinner with music at the Andiamo Showroom Friday, June 16 for A Cabaret Dinner. Artist Ben Sharkey will blend his sounds of jazz, soul and pop music with a delicious meal and a wine tasting. 
  • Detroit has several Juneteenth events and activities to offer, like the Batch Brewing Company’s Beats & BBQ Block Party on June 16, the Detroit Association of Black Organization’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 17, and the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Eastern Market Shed 5 on June 18. 
  • Join The Oak Ridge Boys for a night of four-part harmonies and upbeat Country hits Saturday, June 17 at the Andiamo Showroom for their “Front Porch Singin’” tour. 
  • Celebrate the opening of the Cranbrook Art Museum’s 2023 summer exhibition, Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other, with an opening preview at the museum from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 16. 
  • Transport to the golden era of automobiles this Father’s Day weekend with the Henry Ford Museum’s Motor Muster, one of the country’s most exciting car shows, located in Greenfield Village on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.  

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